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The North & South Metopes of the Parthenon

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style The North & South Metopes of the Parthenon A report by Group 2 The Parthenon  The Parthenon was built on the Athenian Acropolis in 440 – 430 BC.  The temple’s main function was to shelter the monumental statue of Athena that was made by Pheidias out of gold and ivory.  The sculptures of the Parthenon (pediments, metopes and frieze) remain generally recognized as the most accomplished scheme of architectural sculpture ever realized. That so much of it has been lost (particularly as the building remained substantially intact and in use Metopes  In classical architecture, a Metope is a rectangular architectural element that fills the space between two triglyphs in a Doric frieze  Metopes often had painted or sculptural decoration  In greek, the word “Metope" means between the eyes The Parthenon Metopes...
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